Making TiFN’s work and its outcomes public is essential to the strategy and scientific success of our organisation. It keeps partners, government, society and the press – scientific and industrial – up to date on developments within our collaborations. It also demonstrates the importance of scientific breakthroughs generated by our scientists. TiFN scientists are regularly invited to give lectures and prepare scientific abstracts and posters for congresses.
Publishing, on average, 125 papers in peer-reviewed specialised journals annually, TiFN employs 75 PhD students working on agreed theses topics.
An independent, bibliometric analysis carried out in 2013 showed that the relative impact (RI) of the papers published over the period 2007-2011 is 2.1. This value is considered to be ‘very high above world average’ which means that our research groups’ publications are cited more than 100% above world average (world average is set to the value of 1). Also, 30% of the publications from this period were placed in the top 10 per cent in their respective fields. The evaluations are conducted by Wageningen UR Library using the internationally recognised assessment method developed by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University.